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SEM: 39


Critical Eye: Understanding Art


As the tangible evidence of human creativity, art is a vital part of every society and culture. Along with language, art making is the way people remember, imagine, build, decorate, worship, and critique themselves. Art is the vehicle that humans use to express their highest aspirations and deepest feelings. As such, art and art making are responsive to a wide variety of influences which can range from practical considerations of medium and technology to broader issues of ideology, gender and race.

This course investigates the interwoven fabric of art and culture, from the prehistoric cave paintings of Lascaux, France whose exact meaning has never been determined to Jackson Pollock's drip paintings, which epitomized the freedom of modern art.

Students are introduced to the major art movements and their cultural conditions, as well as the methodologies and critical theories that analyze and critique art history.

Prerequisite: None

First class materials: TBD


There are no sections for this course for this semester.
Course Details
Course Code: XARH1026
Meetings: 12
Credit Hours: 1
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